A Rose in Spanish Harlem
Overview - Harlem meets Puerto Rico in this spicy novel that explores true love and the truth about love... EXCERPT: Andre and I shared a boat ride under a starlit sky in Venice. Our gondolier paddled up the river singing an Italian love song. The streets were lined with gothic buildings that looked older than time itself. Read more...
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More About A Rose in Spanish Harlem by Sade C. Morrison
Harlem meets Puerto Rico in this spicy novel that explores true love and the truth about love... EXCERPT: Andre and I shared a boat ride under a starlit sky in Venice. Our gondolier paddled up the river singing an Italian love song. The streets were lined with gothic buildings that looked older than time itself. The charm of that ancient city partially submerged underwater took my breath away. I sipped from my glass of Cabernet Amadio and gazed into Andre's cocoa-colored eyes as they sparkled in the moonlight. His butterscotch complexion was sun kissed from our afternoon together at Lido di Venezia beach. I gazed at his succulent lips and the muscular body that made my body sing from every position. Andre was a living work of art, but our connection went deeper than physical attraction. Like me, he was also biracial. The son of a Haitian mother and French Canadian father, he had lived through the wonderful and painful aspects of existing between two worlds. Despite his 7 figure income as an international commodity broker, he was a humble and caring man whose generous heart reminded me of my father. Andre was definitely my soul mate. He took my hand and said, "Faith, I have something to tell you. I know it this may shock you, because I've been keeping this inside for a long time..." DESCRIPTION: Faith Thomas-Moreno is a proud daughter of Spanish Harlem. The product of an African-American father and Puerto Rican mother, her childhood was filled with love, perfectly seasoned recipes and the rhythms of salsa and jazz. As a teenager, her world is upended by chaos and tragedy. Faith finds solace in the performing arts. When she transforms into a fictitious character onstage, it gives Faith reprieve from the pain in her own life. As Faith strives to make it as an actress, she takes every part that she's offered... from video girl to extra. Finally, she gets her big break when she lands a recurring role on television's highest-rated soap opera. But the real life drama begins when she loses her job because of a jealous co-star. She finds comfort in the arms of her boyfriend, Andre, a handsome millionaire who lavishes her with exotic gifts and international vacations. But he has an explosive secret that threatens to spoil everything. Old wounds resurface when Faith's twin sister, Felicia, decides to reunite with her abusive ex-boyfriend. When Faith tries to save Felicia, both women end up in a dangerous situation. Together, they confront the devastating childhood memories that Faith spent a lifetime trying to forget. For the first time in two decades, Faith can no longer pretend. Their colorful and wise grandmother, Abuelita, helps brings both sisters closer to truth and love. When the unspeakable happens to Felicia, Faith is forced to step into the role of a lifetime. Sade's novel blends salsa and soul with the vibe of New York City. "A Rose In Spanish Harlem" rewards readers with humor, drama, sizzling sex and characters that speak from the heart. This book is "muy caliente "
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